André Lotterer

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André Lotterer
Andre Lotterer 2012 WEC Fuji.jpg
Nationality German
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009
Teams Kolles, Audi Sport
Best finish 1st (2011, 2012, 2014)
Class wins 3 (2011, 2012), 2014)

André Lotterer (born 19 November 1981 in Duisburg) is a German auto racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Lotterer succeeded in both German and British Formula 3 championships en route to being named Jaguar Racing's Formula One test driver in 2002. He was passed up for a race seat in 2003 with Eddie Irvine retiring and Pedro de la Rosa leaving, as the team chose Mark Webber and Antônio Pizzonia instead.

Lotterer contested a one-off Champ Car event at the end of 2002 for Dale Coyne and scored a point. Since then he moved to Japan doing very well in both Formula Nippon and the Japanese Super GT Championship for Lexus, winning the latter in 2006 and 2009. He had also tested Toyota TF108 in 2009.

Lotterer also made his debut in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, as a race week fill-in driver for the Kolles privateer Audi team. Lotterer and co-driver Charles Zwolsman, also a Le Mans rookie, drove the entire race themselves after third driver Narain Karthikeyan dislocated his shoulder in a non-racing related injury. Driving an Audi R10, the car that won the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Le Mans races, Lotterer and Zwolsman finished 7th overall and in the LMP1 class.

His impressive performance that year earned him a drive with the works Audi Sport team in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving the new Audi R15 TDI plus. Along with Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer, he finished 2nd overall and in the LMP1 class, despite the rival Peugeot 908s dominating for the first part of the race.

He remained with Audi Sport to compete in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans, co-driving the newly designed Audi R18 with Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer. After the Audi works team lost two out of three cars due to accidents, Lotterer and his co-drivers held off three works Peugeots 908s to claim both 1st place in the LMP1 class and the overall victory, beating the 2nd place Peugeot by a mere 13 seconds. This win gave Audi 10 overall victories at Le Mans and Lotterer his first overall win at Le Mans.

For 2012, Lotterer will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, driving for Audi Sport Team Joest in a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Racing record[edit]

CART results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2002 Dale Coyne Racing MTY LBH MOT MIL LS POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SRF FON MXC
12
22nd 1

Complete Formula Nippon/Super Formula results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2003 Nakajima Racing SUZ
2
FUJ
4
MIN
7
MOT
6
SUZ
Ret
SUG
2
FUJ
3
MIN
9
MOT
5
SUZ
Ret
5th 22
2004 Nakajima Racing SUZ
2
SUG
4
MOT
1
SUZ
8
SUG
Ret
MIN
Ret
SEP
1
MOT
3
SUZ
7
2nd 33
2005 Nakajima Racing MOT
11
SUZ
Ret
SUG
9
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
MIN
10
FUJ
1
MOT
Ret
SUZ
1
4th 20
2006 TOM'S Racing FUJ
8
SUZ
5
MOT
1
SUZ
5
AUT
8
FUJ
2
SUG
Ret
MOT
Ret
SUZ
1
3rd 30
2007 TOM'S Racing FUJ
Ret
SUZ
5
MOT
2
OKA
Ret
SUZ
13
FUJ
1
SUG
7
MOT
4
SUZ
2
5th 37
2008 Petronas Team TOM'S FUJ
Ret
SUZ
3
MOT
2
OKA
2
SUZ1
2
SUZ2
4
MOT1
11
MOT2
7
FUJ1
5
FUJ2
4
SUG
12
3rd 49
2009 Petronas Team TOM'S FUJ
10
SUZ
3
MOT
5
FUJ
8
SUZ
7
MOT
1
AUT
2
SUG
2
3rd 39
2010 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
3
MOT
3
FUJ
2
MOT
Ret
SUG
3
AUT
1
SUZ1
3
SUZ2
2
2nd 43
2011 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
1
AUT FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUZ
C
SUG
1
MOT1
1
MOT2
1
1st 56
2012 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
5
MOT
1
AUT
Ret
FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUG
10
SUZ1
5
SUZ2
8
4th 38
2013 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
AUT
1
FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUG
2
SUZ1
SUZ2
2nd 37
2014 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
6
FUJ1
4
FUJ2
1
FUJ
6
MOT
AUT
SUG
SUZ1
SUZ2
2nd* 16.5*

* Season in progress.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008–09 Germany NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

POR
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

21st 2

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 Germany Kolles Netherlands Charles Zwolsman, Jr.
India Narain Karthikeyan
Audi R10 TDI LMP1 369 7th 7th
2010 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 396 2nd 2nd
2011 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 TDI LMP1 355 1st 1st
2012 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 378 1st 1st
2013 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 338 5th 5th
2014 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 379 1st 1st

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SEB
11
SPA
2
LMS
1
SIL
1
SÃO
2
BHR
1
FUJ
2
SHA
3
1st 172.5
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL
2
SPA
1
LMS
5
SÃO
1
COA
3
FUJ
14
SHA
1
BHR
2
2nd 149.25
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
SIL
Ret
SPA
5
LMS
1
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
2nd* 60*

* Season in progress

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stefan Mücke
Formula BMW ADAC
Champion

1999
Succeeded by
Hannes Lachinger
Preceded by
Yuji Tachikawa
Toranosuke Takagi
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2006 with:
Juichi Wakisaka
Succeeded by
Daisuke Itō
Ralph Firman
Preceded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Benoît Tréluyer
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2009 with:
Juichi Wakisaka
Succeeded by
Takashi Kogure
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Timo Bernhard
Romain Dumas
Mike Rockenfeller
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
20112012 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
João Paulo de Oliveira
Formula Nippon Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Kazuki Nakajima
Preceded by
None
FIA World Endurance Champion
2012 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2014 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Incumbent